At some point in the past something changed. I’ve no idea what or when and it wasn’t something I did. But now when I go to log in I get:
wordpress login Error: cookies are blocked or not supported by your browser. You must enable cookies to use WordPress.
Logging in a second time works.
This gives me the creeps because it is identical to a particular method of stealing login credentials I worked out (and used!) when at college many years go.
Today I had the time to investigate it and, oh dear. It does depress me when I see an error has been around for years and has multiple solutions proposed. I just know it will take me hours to work it out and, no doubt, other things will break.
So, some hours later, I’ve edited the
EDIT: And now I can’t post properly either. It would not let me post the above and when I tried to retrieve it, half it it was lost.
I’ve applied updates, edited the php_config.php, updated php on the server, ensured I’m using an out-of-the-box theme, disabled plugins and done a health check. Now the site is complaining it is not using HTTPS so as well as the original problem, I now have a new one. Exactly as predicted.
Six months and no posts. Been too busy, too confused.
Could have written about the incredible blatant racism I have witnessed in Milton Keynes.
Could have written about job searching.
Could have written about working for the NHS during lockdown and going in to work every day.
The paranoia of people seeing my NHS id. This misleading and terror created by the media.
Reflections on how easy it was to implement a global lockdown.
Reflections on what happens when the leadership does not follow its own instructions and gets away with it.
Reflections on the relevance of Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince as a guide book in 2020.
Could have written about getting work with the Cabinet Office.
Could have written about my reflections on my two degrees.
Could have written about the silence of the 75th anniversary of the Japan nuclear bombings and the celebration of war for VJ Day.
Could have written about how my plans have been on hold for six months.
Could have written about how some employers have been superb during lockdown and others have been utter and absolute spineless and evil bastards.
Could have written about the falsehoods around online activity being high CO2 consuming activities. I had promised the SGR I would.
Every day there has been something to write about, and my ToDo list does say, every day, “Post something on the blog”. But time, where does it all go?
It is hard to be an unemployed jobseeker and be positive and creative to wrote blog posts. Then, when doing a new job, one is tired and busy.
It is hard to change the world when changing one’s own. It is hard to write when busy doing. I shall try again, from today, now I feel a little more settled in my new role.
I have received a “Preparing for Lancaster: Begin registration” email saying it is time to register as a student for my Master’s Degree. So begins the next stage of my study so I can be eligible to work in the peace sector.
For the previous stage, Open University study to get an undergraduate degree, I blogged my progress on my OU blog site. 302 posts, 1,971 comments Although that will continue to exist for another 3 years or so, it will disappear. So I think it is time to return here to record my progress and my reflections on learning.